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Nov 10, 2013 1:05am EST
instead of los angeles when he tried these things he would have been impaled on a pitchfork and stuck up in the field as a scarecrow. he was in the right places at the right time. how did that happen? what i thought i would do, because you folks tonight, you have heard over and over during the years people's different versions of what happened on the ninth of august 9 and 10th, 1969. i will tell you there's new material in my book because in the course of my interviewing quite a few people including especially patricia carmichael who was involved in both nights and a couple of sound bites on the 25th in her fishery of the murders. she is never given a full account of it. she explained it all in such depth with such honesty and with such clarity that she ended up answering the final couple of questions that the lapd had about the murders all these years so yes there are some new things. most of all if it's okay with you i would like to talk very briefly about four parts of this book, charles manson, his life in the world he grew up in. let's begin with this childhood. we talked a minute a
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Nov 10, 2013 3:50pm EST
to start by telling you a story about something that happened in los angeles a few years ago. a group of health activists set up a kind of sidewalk clinic for day laborers, to test day laborers for hiv. and so a young man, omar sierra, was on the street corner that day, and he went to the clinic and sat down in the chair, and the nurse who was at the clinic, she tied him off and inserted the needle to draw his blood, and all of a sudden everybody saw these border patrol agents coming across the street. and so, of course, everybody ran. and omar, he tore off the tourniquet, and he pulled out the needle, and he got up, and he ran just like everybody else. and omar, he was lucky because he got away that a day. but a lot of his friends didn't. and so he went home, and he was very upset by what had happened and what had happened to his friends, and he wanted to remember what had taken place at that clinic that day. and so he wrote a song. and i'm not a good singer, so i'm not going to sing it to you, but i am going to tell you kind of what some of the words were because i think they're ver
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Nov 16, 2013 3:00am EST
month before this tragic incident occurred. it was signed my the president of the los angeles peace officer association and the president of the port authority association. in a response dated october 12, 2012 john pistole agreed both merited further discussion. i request the committee include the airport police officer letter and ad ministration john pistole letter. the fix post method requires a police station to be stationed at the passenger screening checkpoint. the flexible response method allows the police to roam the surrounding area but they are recognize to respond to a problem within a specified program. the letter explained it is impossible for a police officer to respond to a problem with the officer is responding for patrolling an entire terminal. the letter recommends this be a standard for all major airports and would require an officer within 300 feet. lax police officers did provide fix post and roaming police officers at the time the letter was written. and last april, six months after john pistole agreed to discuss the issue, a discussion was made to wave the fixe
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Nov 3, 2013 11:40am EST
market in our town. it happened in big cities like new york, san francisco or los angeles. it happened to little towns like helena, montana. we as farmers markets. it's a really healthy start. there are many networks springing up a farm to consumer, direct marketing going on. so i can buy a house with either here in helena, montana, knowing the rancher. i go shake his hand and he shows me how the animal is raised and he shows me the exact conditions that created that meet. that's really important. but that's possible it wasn't possible 10 years ago. industrial culture is taking notice of the change that's happening 10 years the biggest response has been all sorts of green labeling and green marketing going on, famous as a natural product and so forth and stretching the bounds of your imagination on the word natural. but nonetheless, that is a backhanded complement in some ways. the industry recognizes there's a will willpower there for change. the attempt by showing some profit out of the deal. it's precedes e2 expose the that's the same time and say here's the real deal over here, whe
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2013 11:15am EST
. >> i will do well from los angeles. >> skip with this weekend and then i will. >> i actually like getting up at 4:00 a.m. i did fox and friends it is still dark that i go right back to bet. it was 10 minutes. towards santa monica because they are brutal and they torture me. let me sign the book than the bow -- and then we will go. [applause] >> i have an announcement to make. i am from "the daily caller" we are honored to have the great ann coulter in our midst. she needs no introduction. she is the only famous person i have ever met at rights her own book. seriously. how many parties had you been to they have read the entire book. everyone in the room has denied. it is a nauseating moment. her books our hilarious and middle fingers came down most of the role. we're honored. i hope all of to grab your ears and head into their after. >> i don't have much to say the idea what it all of you in there but let's move the alcohol and the other room. this is my favorite web page because i'm on it to. [laughter] but then you just walking into thank all the beautiful young people with the d
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
media-ownership in cities around the country. so places like new york and los angeles there are rules that prohibit big media companies from owning too many media outlets across media. so newspapers, television stations, etc. and the fcc is currently working to reform the media ownership rules. and of course a lot of the big media companies advocate rela s relakes -- relaxing the restrictions -- but members of the public interest community have argued for what is referred to as diversity or more local-independent stations. so there is a tension. so yes, that is going to be a big issue for chairman wheeler for sure. >> another issue he discussed at the conformation hearing was on fcc processes. here is a bit of the new chairman. >> there are so many components of the effect of the auction that you have to say the auction is a top priority. but on a more mega scale, i have spent a lot of time dealing with the fcc in my life. it is important that the agency make decisions and make decisions in a timely fashion. there is nothing worse for investment, job creation and all of the things th
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2013 1:00am EDT
it did to crack down. what was going on? not like we want homeless people in los angeles it is downtown. this was the best spot. white question of really is where are the of moderates or the liberals? i want to be positive because i think it isn't working with imperial america. in to the breakdown of public schools of big tom equality and opportunity to create this content a of people know it. i get into a lot of trouble if you go to with the pta you will see i have been accused of exploiting rand paul and robbed of not quite true but i have pointed out that he is opposed to drones and opposed to the federal reserve and interesting little issue but are federal reserve is $85 billion every month to help baker's. every month? net that we talk about the budget who objects? log paul whose of people think is a lunatic but why are they making sees big decisions? who elected them? where does the money go? i look at elizabeth warren on the other side those who are principled and stand for something so i see a movement in this society away from the empire and a criticism of wall street of the ol
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
that you would sustain the victims and families of the los angeles airport shooting. we pray in your merciful name. amen. the president pro tempore: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stand, one nation, under grued, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the majority leader. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask that -- i'll just tell the senate that following my remarks, the senate will resume the motion to proceed to s. 815, the employment nondiscrimination act. at 5:30 the senate will proceed to vote in executive session and consider the nominations of gregory howard woods and debra m. brown. after debate on those two nominations, at 5:30 there will be up to three roll call votes. i would hope that one of them can go by voice. but we'll have to wait and see. confirmation of the woods and brown nomination and then cloture vote on the motion to proceed to enda. police officer michael carney fought for two and a half dwreers get his job back and he won. aft
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2013 1:00am EST
. there was great outpouring at the memorial service held by the city of los angeles and the local police. law enforcement community pulling together and demonstr e demonstrating support for officer hernandez family and the two other officers and family. so thank you for that. the bottom line is these are challenging time for members of tsa employees especially those that lax who have been affected by this and lost a wellli-liked and well-respected colleague. i want to commend the action of those at the checkpoint for their action in helping move passenger away from the point of danger. the two officers who were injured were wounded because they probably stayed too long helping an elderly gentlemen away from the checkpoint and they were shot as the shooter went to the upper level. the question is what is the response to the trammigic incid. i will outline five things we have done. during the shooting i convened a crisis action team by senior leadership at tsa to assess what was going on even during the lockdown after the shooting. and challenged the senior leadership team come up with what ca
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 5:30pm EST
on him. and then when he came back to los angeles, he started going -- taking courses at the celebrity center, and one day he told his teacher he was trying out for a role in "welcome back cotter. " so the teacher had everybody in the class -- if you can imagine you're the encloses -- orient themselves toward abc studio asks telepath include send the message, john travolta is right for the part. and he got the part. so, after that he always said that scientology put him in the big-time. i have a -- some concerns about travolta brings up a story that i think is also an important one to understand. one of my sources, delightful woman named spanky taylor. she joined the church when she was young teenager, and because of her charm and bubbly nature, she was assigned to help young actors, and one of the young actors was john travolta who was just beginning to have this burst of fame, and it was hard for him to handle, and spanky helped them through that emotional difficult period. and his mother died, and he really leaned on her. now, spanky had a little girl, and she was pregnant, and a fr
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2013 7:00am EST
. there was a great outpouring on tuesday at the memorial service held in l.a. by the city of los angeles, by the local police. the law enforcement community pulling together and demonstrating support for officer hernandez's family and the two other officers and their families. so thank you for that comment expressions and condolences. the bottom line is there are challenging times right now for members of tsa employees, especially those at lax n-terminal three who been directly affected by this who've lost a well-liked and well-respected colleague and so there's a lot of grieving going on. but i do want to commend the actions of the officers, tsos and others at the checkpoint that day for their actions in helping move passengers away from the point of danger and, in fact, the two officers who were injured, tony grigsby and then a screening training instructor were actionable and because they probably stayed too long at checkpoints helping an elderly gentleman away from the checkpoint and they were shot as they were leaving the checkpoint as the shooter came up onto the upper level. we've
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
school graduate. my name is ben shapiro from los angeles and i would like to interview you. i imagined that for a lot of those folks because they saw a lot of things you ben shapiro is a jewish name from harvard law school, lives in los angeles, has to be liberal. 99% shocked that this person is going to be on the left. so i would do interviews with folks and i would reinforce the impression. i would ask questions from a progressive viewpoint so instead of asking if they were stacking their shows with political propaganda like the right-wing person i would ask if they felt that they were infusing enough social justice perspectives. you pretend to be a friend of the person or at least you act as though you are on their side and this is what is great about being a partisan journalist. i can do all that. and so i went in and did all that. leonard is the other half and he was the one behind charlie's angels and he did a remake of charlie's angels and a real powerhouse in the industry. he and i headed off. he recognized i was pro- israel so he asked me to go ahead and write up a pilot about
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2013 9:00pm EST
with the los angeles police department? -- and airport by radio? >> yes. >> so there is communication? >> yes. >> i want to -- at some point provide you information that says that is not the case. and i want to make sure that we are on the same wavelength for that. by communicate -- i talk about radio not telephone not panic button. >> yes. >> but radio. >> yes. let me go through the court nation center for tsa with the police as pot-friendly -- a opposed to an officer around the corner they direct contact to. maybe we can clarify that. do tso have radio? >> the macker yes. was there a supervisor or manager on duty? >> yes. >> did the supervisor or manager call on the radio? >> no. the supervisor picked up the dedicated line as lirmly red phone to call in and as they were getting ready to speak. in watching the video she drops the phone and runs because the shooter is coming up the escalator having fired additional rounds and so she didn't stay. >> the radio was not -- >> no. >> okay. doctor this vali
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 4:00pm EST
fields." this talk from los angeles museum of the holocaust is one hour and 20 minutes. >> thank you very much. i want to thank the los angeles museum of holocaust for this opportunity to speak today to you. can you hear me in the back? ashes be quite loudly? is this better? better? or too loud? okay. i also want to make sure i don't speak too quickly. i get very excited about my research and sometimes i start speaking too quickly. i hope you give me a signal and that both in terms of your ability to hear me i'm really happy to be here. dr. mellman and i actually have done some research together in the field and ukraine. we worked on a diary project together and there was a very, very special project, took many years to produce. not as fun as this one, but a completely different perspective on the holocaust in the eyes of one jewish man, polish jewish man who found himself in the mouth drum on the mass murder. i just want to mention not dr. mellman contribution to that particular project with the weekend. i want to thank you for that. the story of warren was not something that i went to t
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
word of honor. i said i do. so he gave me several hours in los angeles. i got back to washington and i got a call from him about two weeks later, screaming, cursing coming yelling come you like to make him a light today, i should never trusted you. you have just been sued by sinnott shirt. i said you're kidding me. i had no idea. he had sued me in santa monica, california. the newest is in los angeles, but i hadn't been served. i told him, he said this is it. this is yeah. he said he'll fold. i said no, i won't fold. i hope i'll be able to afford the lawsuit, but don't worry, i won't fold. and that's how i found out i was good by frank sinatra. so this source, he was later very, very humble. he knew sinatra in the early years and worked with him on the way. his information was helpful because he was there. it did he like sinatra in the end? no, he didn't. and he tried to put that forward in the book. yes, i got this information. they are not friends now. another person i interviewed, brad dexter for this frank sinatra book save frank sinnott chose life was not true with stranding. i ha
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Nov 16, 2013 4:15pm EST
friends who was on the stand. a distinguished criminal lawyer from los angeles. after a year or so of criticism, joe was a price the guy and he called the up the chief and said that, you know, they are smashing our report and what can we do about it. the chief said that need to be gone. history will prove us right. if years have passed and i would like to think that history has proved us right. but i'm enough of a realist to know that 50 years from now we will have another panel. [laughter] and most of us won't be here. so i think that once we can help investigation and say that the commission ignored this, dr. childs in his book said that the commission ignored the testimony of a deaf mute the testified that he saw a person with a rifle behind a white picket fence should a president. now, who can ignore the testimony of a deaf mute? i ask you. >> but he didn't say that backing for it. and when people went to the place where he saw what he saw, it was evident that he came back with another theory in the 1970s and the 1980s and i think that particular failure commission was impossib
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 3:45am EST
was on the staff, a distinguished criminal lawyer from los angeles. and after years so criticism -- the call of this defense said, they're smashing our report. what can we do about it. the chief said, be called. she will prove us right. fifty years have passed him and i would like to think istria's member is right. and enough of a realist and know that 50 years and now we will have another panel. and most of us will be here. the commission ignored. a deaf mute testify saw a person with a rifle behind a white picket fence yet the president. you could ignore the testimony of a deaf meet? i ask you? in fact what he does not say is that he did not go board until 1967, and when people went to the press reset the saudi saw there was evidence he could not have seen it and came back with another theory in the 1970's and another theory in the 1980's. i think that particular failure of the commission will be impossible. as if he had threatened any other public official had told you all know. about three months later i wrote in the dallas times "herald" with the washington times, i forget which, but he
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Nov 30, 2013 3:45pm EST
of his life to these three remarkable volumes. "the los angeles times" has called the liberation trilogy quote of massive use of reporting and powerful to storytelling. a tapestry of fabulous richness and complexity. the "washington post" reviewer describes the pros as achingly sublime. now it's 877 pages but there are fewer -- will sing this is a very long book he said this once seemed too short. in a recent interview with the national world war ii museum in new orleans rick remarked on the necessity of remembering the story of this war when he called the greatest self-inflicted catastrophe in human history. 60 million dead ,-com,-com ma one life snuffed out every three seconds for six years. more than 16 million american veterans of world war ii, fewer than 2 million remain a life. when we contemplate what is lost to us culturally as they slip into the shadows of 800 a day, for most perhaps is the ability to bear witness, to tell the story first-hand, to attest with authenticity and authority why they fought, suffered and died. for all the stories told and retold and countless others w
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Nov 1, 2013 12:00am EDT
in los angeles. mr. bill lewis was unable to participate. and we are glad that george can representative the fbi tonight. he worked in various capacity with the fbi since 1995. focusing on intelligence, counterterrorism, and wmentd wmd. his work has taken him, obviously, to what we call fort hoover in washington, the fbi headquarter and also the fbi's deputy on scene commander in iraq. he was an army very, before that. next to him is ambassador cameron mitchell -- sorry. cameron mitchell is somebody else. >> it's to the the first time. >> i apologize. he's retired career diplomat now and professor of international relations. he was ambassador to pakistan from 2010 to 2012. we will have many hair-raising stories about that relationship in a period when u.s.-pakistani relations were, shall we say, not easy including the capture and killing of bin bin laden. before that he had an aassignment in baghdad -- [laughter] he had responsibility for overseeing the planning for the draw down of u.s. troops. before that ambassador to syria, deputy chief in czech republic and poland and served on the
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 8:45am EDT
residents are struggling to pay their bills. you go to suburban los angeles. you can find people who have jobs. they lost their jobs and now they have jobs again but those jobs pay half to one-thir one-tf what these they and they don't come with benefits. so i think when you talk about poverty in this country, what you're talking about as modern-day america. we think of ourselves as socially mobile us them a fundamental toward self image as a country. we are an upwardly more dash mobile, opportunities country. unfortunately, if you look at the data, america today is less socially mobile than almost every other first world country. what that means is it you were born into poverty in america, you are far more likely to stay in poverty and if you're born in poverty in let's say sweden or germany or canada, or even greece for portugal, or any of the other bankrupt or reveal states in the european union. if you fall into poverty, or the house, the job, you have a health emergency, that poverty is far more likely to cripple your future than it is in of the first world country i think today, pov
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Nov 5, 2013 10:30pm EST
. >> but do you have los angeles to strengthen that to lesson that likelihood? >> yes, with respect to the role of the committee, the language in the written testimony makes clear the committee's interpretations of the convention are not entitled to any wait whatsoever would or any deference from, for example, u.s. courts, could go along way towards assuring that federal governments are not prone to following an interpretation that the committee might adopt that, for example, that congress would find objectionable. i also, the language referenced in the convention in general and the ruds make this clear is a nondiscrimination convention to a large extent. therefore, it does not reference the particular -- any particular procedure, but states there shall be no discrimination. >> well, i'd appreciate it, specific language, if you'd submit to us to lessen, obviously, abortion is a huge aspect with regard to many americans and affect the judgment of members of the committee, so i want to close that as tightly as we can recognizing there may always be some challenges, but so i think you
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Nov 12, 2013 12:30pm EST
. knew about it. >> we will leave it there.eave i talking with paul richter of the "los angeles times" covering the state department. thank you so much for joining us by phone. >> she would see as gifts for her parents on christmas and birthdays she would write a poem and illustrated. the writing contests and bleeding essays and one was actually question number three who are three people in history in which you would know and the first two that she mentions are charles, the french poet and the offer -- author. in the early 1950s, jacqueline bouvier was hired as a camera girl for the "the washington times" herald. one column about we have on display is somewhat prophetic because she interviewed vice president who would be adversaries in the 1960s presidential campaign. and as we know in her later life, the last part of her life she was a very prolific editor of books in new york city working with several different authors on the books in several different topics. >> we are going to bring he was speaking at the republican fundraiser last week. also speaking the iowa congressman tom lath
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Nov 14, 2013 11:00pm EST
and emergency response after the recent shooting in los angeles. and then the senate for debate on health care and later national security susan rice talks about the middle east. >> coming up on the next "washington journal", a look at the health care law and allowing americans to keep their current health insurance and the upcoming vote on the gop bill and our guest is andy harris of maryland. and then the health care law and the farm bill negotiation and pending changes to unemployment insurance. "washington journal" is live each day at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> most apartments include their fair share of academics who offers straightforward choruses in psychology and women's history and literature and statistically challenged individuals set the tone. and if there is a department that devises us, let me know because i would love to visit with you. and conservative women, moderate women, libertarian women, religious women, they have lucked out. >> her critique of late 20th century feminism has led critics to label her as antifeminist. on sunday, december 1. live, three hours beginning at noon
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2013 1:00am EST
on the alliance website after you get out of here. >> thank you, ed. .. >> i live in west los angeles where it's not only important to look healthy, you have to look good as well. [laughter] so one of the striking features was that a free-standing surgical center in 90210, just around the corner from the gucci store, in fact, was a total price of $3500 for the cataract whereas the two largest west los angeles facilities -- one an academic institution and the other a very large community hospital -- the academic institution was about 6,000, the large community hospital was 11,000. for me as a individual who paid a 20% coinsurance, the benefit was direct to me in the sense that the coinsurance on the 3500 saved me 2-$3,000 out of pocket and it also saved them money in the sense that they paid the 3500 and not the expanded fee. so i'm telling you this because my experience, although it was relevant for me, doesn't make much of a dent in these two high-priced institutions, and it didn't save that much money for anthem. but now what we're seeing unfolding and what you've heard today from kroger and
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Nov 28, 2013 10:00am EST
educated, you have a decent job, what does the house cost you in the san francisco bay area or the los angeles area where you have a public school where most of the kids don't speak spanish? you might start off about $560,000, $640,000. people of middle income can't afford that. they are priced out of the market. what is the same house cost in texas? 140. 180. and you can send your kids to public schools. the texas public schools have better achievements for whites than california white and better achievement for blacks than california blacks and hispanics than california hispanics. succumbing you know has the big government model worked very well? i would argue not so well. massachusetts gleaning small, media and exception -- may be an exception. >> i love the cover of your book. could you describe the inspiration for the image? and the second question if you had one message for people to take with them regarding the buck, what would that be? >> the photograph design was just handed to me by a subcontractor of my publisher of random house. so my reaction was i like it. i do urge you t
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Nov 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
1968 as the day that i got married to a beautiful young woman who was born in los angeles, attended los angeles times school, i guess it was called hollywood high and went to ucla and later to the peace corps. she became a librarian, she loved books, and she loved to read and she came south and followed the civil rights movement and kept up with the movement. we met in 67 and we were married on february 21, 1968. .. everybody in the audience just broke up laughing. will you obey? >> host: why did they laugh? >> guest: because they thought he would instruct lillian to listen, because she was a little feisty, and because she needed some encouragement to go by her husband. >> host: what's the last year of your life been without her? >> guest: i think about her all the time. i still wear my wedding band. it's just hard to take it off. i miss her. i wish she could be here and witnessed the changes that have occurred with our son and my own life, and be able to -- she was my closest and dearest friend. she was a wonderful companion. she gave me great advice, and she worked so hard in campaign
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Nov 29, 2013 2:00am EST
sent me to los angeles to do a piece on the teco when the gangster who had recently gotten out of the neil allen federal penitentiary. i had known niki and i got it wrong with him. i spent a week with him. one night when we went out to dinner, and we walked in a restaurant and sinatra was sitting at a table. as mickey walks by, so not sure reached out like a funding cut the wanting a pat on the head. mickey walked by and snubbed him. when we sat down at the table, i asked mickey, why did you snob sinatra? he said he is not a man, he's not a man. what do you mean he is not man? i'm going to use an expletive deleted here. and mickey said well, johnny stomp and not go has been expletive deleted. sinatra said to me, i want you to get into stuff. i said me quite she was your wife. you are the man, you do it. he said he never did. i didn't know who stomp anonymous until a year or two later when lana turner's daughter stabbed him. >> guest: how i wish i had maggio when i was doing this sinatra book. i believe every word of that. based on information and belief in all of the research i
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Nov 30, 2013 2:00am EST
, you know, any place where you -- central avenue in los angeles. and in some places harlem is one of the last strongholds because of what it's been to kind of hold on to a sense of historic identity. and it's a, i think what, you know, what's interesting about this moment and for some of us frightening and angering about this moment is that what you're talking about is a process that, you know, sharifa cites james wheldon johnson, i forget when that was, early 20th century when, you know, harlem is really the race capital saying that black people will not be able to hold on to harlem, right? he says that at the end of black manhattan. and so a prophesy with which we've been living, but i think none of us felt we would witness it in our lifetime. and i think what was so frightening and compelling about the question that you raise is that now some of us can actually imagine, oh, this could, this will, you know, this might happen in our lifetime. this might happen on our watch. so, i mean, i think that's the, both the richness and the fear of the question that you raise. >> and i als
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Nov 4, 2013 6:45am EST
francisco, los angeles or detroit or philadelphia. you talk with them for a little while, you'll hear a story like this. millions, millions. after we moved i would go down to columbia often and spend my vacations there. i spent my summers there. i begins the book by saying i vividly remember going to see the movie the nutty professor. now, the nutty professor that i saw was the nutty professor starring jerry lewis. not the one starring -- what's the comedians named? 80 murphy, yeah, eddy merckx. that's the young version of the native professor. the one i saw, jerry lewis. and i remember, i remember going with my cousin. we went to the theater. we went through the side door of the theater, namely the colored peoples entrance it and we sat up in the balcony where the black people sat. now, i viewed all this from the point of you of a nine year old, and it just goes to show you how funny things are because from the point of view from a nine year old i thought this was great. [laughter] because with a strategic position sitting up in the balcony, we would throw stuff over, and, you know,
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Nov 16, 2013 10:00pm EST
't see them. it's staggering and why is that? isn't the district of columbia like los angeles and the rock's? there are certain places where one into african-american men are in the system and our law up or on probation or parole. it seems to me to be such a misguided self-destructive set of policies. >> host: as you know i'm a prosecutor but when i prosecuted there were questions i had. i was never in juvenile but started with misdemeanor. why am i prosecuting a guy that stole deodorant from the cbs? i even have those questions in my mind at least is a woman of color as some of the things were prosecuted as misdemeanors back then, why are we in court because he went back to the deodorant issue of? like the woman in your book, the person who does the on the cob. you also talk about not just a system itself in terms of the actual -- he spoke briefly about it now and the parole system that we love people up and throw away the key. we don't really -- the sentences if you did the crime let them do the time but there are some times that -- so you tell about two persons, to clients
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Nov 17, 2013 9:05pm EST
. in the district of columbia like los angeles, there are certain places where one in two young african-american men are in the system that are locked up or on probation and parole. it seems to be to be such a misguided self-destructive set of policies. >> host: even when i prosecuted there were questions that i had to go through. i started directly in misdemeanor and i like okay. why am i prosecuting the guy that sold the deodorant from the cvs? i had those in my mind like the things that were prosecuting misdemeanors back then. why are we in court costs because like the woman in your book the person that does say blowjob on the top. but you also talk about not just the system itself in terms of the actor will court that you spoke about just now and that we kind of lock people up and throw away the key. the sentences or the saying is if we did the crime what then do the time. but there are sometimes you tell about to clients in your book that it isn't giving away everything but it does show that in real life the shawshank redemption is real. >> guest: i tell about people who are still the incarcera
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Nov 29, 2013 12:00am EST
to us. he would talk about san francisco or new york or los angeles whenever he happened to go. so i got the impression that going to the world series was the single most exciting thing that any human being could do. i always ached to got world series. all the things i wanted to go going to the world series was the most important. i have never gotten to go. i have the wonderful experiences. i was sent to the olympics in 2000. and i went the soccer world cup in korea and japan. lots of other important global sporting events. i was delighted to go. one thing that eluded me was the world series. it happens that almost exactly ten years ago, in 2003 season was coming to an end, a very good friend of mine, a guy named keith black moor, the sports end or it of the london times called me up at home. i was in england. he said have you been following what is going on in baseball? i said have i ever? because what was happening at the 2003 season was coming to a close, was the two teams that had the most momentum going to the playoff period were the chicago cubs and the boston red sox. i know, the
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Nov 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
and tasked, would it damage -- >> state your name, please. >> sorry. i'm michael from los angeles, and if drugs were legalized and tacked, would it damage organized crime taking away the revenue and allowing law enforcement to go after other crimes such as human smuggling and intellectual property theft? >> well, certainly, it would change the situation there. there's been a mixed message sent for places where drugs have been legalized. in canada, there is medical marijuana permitted, and the canadians say that organized # crime is teaking advantage of the fact there is medical marijuana permitted, setting up growth facilities and things like that. in the netherlands, there's been a substantial loosening of drug issues there, but interesting thing is it brought in a lot more drugs in the netherlands since they legalized marijuana to the point that starting this year, the netherlands prohibits any foreigner from going into their pot shops. the checks have legalized a significant amount of drugs recently. that allowed the police and the resources of the czech republic to focus effor
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Nov 2, 2013 10:45am EDT
, you have black people you might meet from san francisco or los angeles or detroit or philadelphia, you talk with them for a little while you will hear a story like this. millions. after we moved i would go down to columbia often, spend my vacation there, my summers, i begin a book by saying i vividly remember going to see the movie the nutty professor. the 90 professor that i saw was the nutty professor starring jerry lewis, not the ones starring what is the comedian's name? eddie murphy. that is the young people's nutty professor. one i saw was jerry lewis. i remember, i remember going to my cousin, went to the theater, went through the side door of the theater, the colored people's entrance and we sat up in the balcony. i've viewed all this from the point of view of thought 9-year-old and it shows you how funny things are from because the point of view of a 9-year-old i thought this was great. because we had a strategic position sitting up in the balcony, we would throw stuff over, and pepper the people beneath us with candy. it was much more difficult for the people below to throw s
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Nov 2, 2013 9:00pm EDT
, iowa those places seemed exotic to us. he would talk about san francisco or new york or los angeles whenever he happened to go. so i got the impression that going to the world series was the single most exciting thing that any human being could do. i always ached to got world series. all the things i wanted to go going to the world series was the most important. i have never gotten to go. i have the wonderful experiences. i was sent to the olympics in 2000. and i went the soccer world cup in korea and japan. lots of other important global sporting events. i was delighted to go. one thing that eluded me was the world series. it happens that almost exactly ten years ago, in 2003 season was coming to an end, a very good friend of mine, a guy named keith black moor, the sports end or it of the london times called me up at home. i was in england. he said have you been following what is going on in baseball? i said have i ever? because what was happening at the 2003 season was coming to a close, was the two teams that had the most momentum going to the playoff period were the chicago cubs
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Nov 9, 2013 4:15pm EST
at the beverly willshire hotel in los angeles, and the general manager there was a very good friend of gayle king, oprah's best friend. i told him my woes, three weeks from launch, we have not got anybody. what about oprah? can't get near her. he said, gayle's here, drop her a line. i did. i said, look, i'm prepared to do anything to land this interview short of parasailing naked into the white house, and even that is negotiateble. [laughter] she replied, piers, if you give me a promise you will not parasail naked into the white house, there's a possibility. [laughter] we never met, just corresponded by e-mail and got along great, and i don't know why, and i still don't really know why, but gayle pushed and pushed and pushed, and eventually, persuaded oprah to do it, and the day we got oprah confirmed is the first guest, we literally, like a game of dominoes, we got george clooney, howard stern, condoleezza rice, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, and i knew we have a strong week. oprah was fantastic. she walked into the montage hotel in l.a., and with gayle, first time i met either of them, and as we
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Nov 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
between san diego and los angeles complaining that people don't speak english. we have fight ourselves the status of spanish in florida where spanish was spoken for a century before anybody spoke english. they treat it like it's a new thing that people want to speak spanish in florida without thinking too deeply where the word "florida" comes from. there's a symbolic and cultural and sort of attic full of archetype we carry around in our head. there's the rough and tumble word of trade and ports and rivers and money and resources and both of those worlds are part of shaping what happened after he was wandering and and what become new mexico and arizona and west texas. not sure where he was. so it's tough to come prez it at -- compress it all. sometimes i i felt doing a quick recap to tell you. in other words to understand it you have to remember the thing i haven't told you yet. it was challenging sometimes. >> one of the areas that you point to in term of clear successes where the latino population has clearly broken through, and then you mentioned dezi are nez and some of the cultura
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Nov 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
i but in an instant communicationp with every radio and america so that he could one people in los angeles if the japanese were checking or people in new yorkje if the germans were checking one the inside.ret roosevelt ignored the idea, buth roosevelt was open to everyoneen of donovan's ideas.o's i he actually was a spot above himself.hims he likes intrigue.ry. he likes the old idea of isespin finished. for example, one son donovan tested the idea of getting bats. there were going to tie incendiary devices around thend bats. the idea was that you would fly over japan, dropped the bats out, the bats fly into the papee in east and said the incendiary devices of which would burn dowd japanese cities. i'm not making this up.th this really happened. terrific idea. eleanor roosevelt's, someoneh wrote about her.soone she passes on the franklin your daughter was kind of cool.was david to donovan year ets stanley level check it out.n and they got a plane, load up with n bunch of bats the incendiary devices tied around them, flewe. over somewhere in the midwest,d, some desert area, drop them
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Nov 18, 2013 3:00pm EST
say is offensive and patently absurd. it is so absurd in fact that even "the los angeles times" called the democrats' attempt to play the -- quote unquote -- gender card a -- quote -- "pretty bogus argument" noting that in the past republicans have -- quote -- "happily confirmed female nominees." the fact of the matter is that the republicans have supported over 80 women nominated to the bench by this president as well as a host of other nominees of diverse background. those are the facts. it's unfortunate but sadly predictable that facts may not mean much. these allegations of gender bias are unfortunate because they represent cheap attacks that the other side knows are untrue. but it also is unfortunate because the entire exercise is designed to appear -- create the appearance of a crisis where there is no crisis. there is no crisis in the d.c. circuit because they don't have enough work to do as it is. but there is a crisis occurring right now all across the country as as a result of the health care reform bill that often goes by the terminology of obamacare. millions of americans a
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Nov 23, 2013 10:00pm EST
a lot of analysis in the sub categories, plus six focus groups in richmond, virginia, chicago, and los angeles, and we found that john f. kennedy with the short presidency is the most admired, liked, respected, and popular president of the modern era. historians say, come on. not so much -- 1038 days, but what was interesting to me is that's the judgment of the american people. we entitled that chapter "the people's president," and so i think -- i think readers will be interested to see how kennedy is viewed and why in the assassination is a big piece of it, but so is kennedy's public image, the rhetoric stirring, the self-deprecating humor, and the io tent dis. >> guest: i have the record album of the address, and i can recite is verbatim right now. >> host: right. >> guest: when i listen to it, put it on a couple times a year, i get goose bumps when i hear it. >> host: you mentioned the nine presidents following, although, writing about reagan, there's a phrase that reaganfuls the first president not to be haunted by the guests john kennedy. do you think you agree with that? >> guest
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Nov 24, 2013 9:00pm EST
americans said we could do a lot of analysis in the subcategory plus richmond virginia, chicago and los angeles. and we found john f. kennedy with that short presidency is the most admired, liked, respected and popular president of the modern era. a history in who studies the actual record would say, on. 1,038 days. but what was interesting to me is that is the judgment of the american people. we entitled at the people's president and so i think that the readers will be interested to see how can this be viewed and why if the assassination is a big piece of it but was kennedy's image above rhetoric which is still stirring the self-deprecating humor, the glamorous nature. >> host: when i listen to it i still get goosebumps when i hear it. you mentioned the president's followings. although having written about ronald reagan i came across the phrase that said that he was the first residents not to be haunted by the ghost of john kennedy. do you agree with that? >> guest: you know this better than i do he wasn't in the democratic party, the republican party. he didn't have to pretend to be t
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Nov 30, 2013 5:05pm EST
is nominated in 1960, joe was in los angeles, where the convention was. he has to stay hidden from view in a rented home they were a living. when kennedy goes to the convention hall to accept the nomination, he brings his mother and she goes out onto the podium with him and she waves to the crowd. jack and his dad only appear the day after the election when all is said and done and all is over. joe comes out and there is the famous portrait of the whole family at hyannisport, all of pro and a close victory of jack. >> host: he threw the screen parties when jack was first running. didn't rose and her daughters inserted these people they feel like they could come meet royalty. was it not part of their appeal? >> guest: it was. they were called tea parties. they started in 1946, the very first one for the congressional campaign. and then they just kept doing these two senate campaigns. when jack defeated henry cabot lodge, which was an upset in 1952, lodge was quoted as saying it was those tea parties that did me in. you are right to say first of all, women love to come to those because th
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Nov 3, 2013 8:00am EST
years they sent him to the world series. .. san francisco or new york or los angeles, wherever he happened to go. so i got the impression they're going to the world series was the single most exciting thing that any human being could do. i've always ate to go to the world serve. of all the things i wanted to do, going to the world series was the most important thing to me. i never got to go. i had all these other wonderful experiences. i was sent to the olympics in 2000, and they went to the soccer world cup in korea and japan and lots of other important global sporting events. i was delighted to go to. but the one thing that bothered me was the world series. it so happens that almost exactly 10 years ago, 2003 season was coming to an end, a very good friend of mine, a guy named keith blackmore was a sports editor called me up at home. i was living in england. he said, have you been following what's going on in baseball? i said, have i ever? because what was happening as the 2003 season was coming to close was that the two teams that have the most momentum going into the playoffs
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Nov 18, 2013 8:00am EST
. as the september attack on the washington navy yard and the shooting at the los angeles airport two weeks ago demonstrate, there are a variety of threats to federal personnel and federal facilities that we must be prepared to defend against. however, nowhere is the need to prepare for the next attack more pressing than in the cybersecurity realm. cyber threats may equal or surpass the threat of terrorism in the foreseeable future. with a few key strokes, hackers can shut down our electric grid, release dangerous chemicals into the air we breathe, or disrupt our financial markets. now more than ever, we must come together to pass cybersecurity legislation that strengthens our defenses against these cyber threats. the threat is too great, the potential consequences too severe, to do nothing. today's hearing will explore these threats, as well as others. we will hear testimony from the leaders of the department of homeland security, the national counter terrorism center and the federal bureau of investigation about the greatest dangers to the homeland and the steps our -- their colloids are taki
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Nov 29, 2013 2:00pm EST
system which is in many ways discriminatory. there's a difference between los angeles and beverly hills high school. >> host: go ahead with your question for ben shapiro. >> caller: i have one quick question. i see in the federalist papers -- >> host: why is that important to you? >> caller: i do a crossword puzzle and i have a pocket dictionary and i noticed that george washington had an ex next to his name federalist and i looked up at the definition is and it seems like i need another dictionary to figure it out. i've never heard about it before. >> guest: going back to the federalist papers the definition is that all rights that are not given to the federal government under the constitution are reserved by the states and they are limited and the rights to make war and creates terrorists these are all limited powers because the constitution is a great argument and whether the constitution is contacting the people or the state so that was a conflict that broke out in the war because the confederacy said that the north had been breaking the constitution by not returning to free slaves
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